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Shame And Glory Of The Intellectuals By Peter Viereck Shame And Glory Of The Intellectuals In this classic volume written at the height of the Cold War with a new preface of Peter Viereck one of the foremost intellectual spokesmen of modern conservatism examines the differing resp
  • Title: Shame And Glory Of The Intellectuals
  • Author: Peter Viereck
  • ISBN: 9781412806091
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
  • Shame And Glory Of The Intellectuals By Peter Viereck In this classic volume, written at the height of the Cold War, with a new preface of 2006, Peter Viereck, one of the foremost intellectual spokesmen of modern conservatism, examines the differing responses of American and European intellectuals to the twin threats of Nazism and Soviet communism In so doing, he seeks to formulate a humanistic conservatism with which to couIn this classic volume, written at the height of the Cold War, with a new preface of 2006, Peter Viereck, one of the foremost intellectual spokesmen of modern conservatism, examines the differing responses of American and European intellectuals to the twin threats of Nazism and Soviet communism In so doing, he seeks to formulate a humanistic conservatism with which to counter the danger of totalitarian thought in the areas of politics, ethics, and art.The glory of the intellectuals was the firm moral stance they took against Nazism at a time when appeasement was the preferred path of many politicians their shame lay in their failure to recognize the brutality of Stalinism to the extent of becoming apologists for or accomplices of its tyranny In Viereck s view, this failure is rooted in an abandonment of humane values that he sees as a legacy of nineteenth century romanticism and certain strands of modernist thought and aesthetics.Among his targets are literary obscurantism as personified by Ezra Pound, the academicization of literary culture, the rigidity of adversarial avant gardism, and the failure of many writers and cultural institutions to conserve the very heritage their political freedom and security depend on Viereck represents their attitude in a series of satirical dialogues with Gaylord Babbitt, son of Sinclair Lewis embodiment of conservative philistinism Babbitt Junior is as unreflective as his father, but the objects of his credulity are the received ideas of liberal progressivism and avant garde mandarinism Ultimately, Viereck s critique stands as a timely rebuke to the extremism of both left and right.
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      Peter Robert Edwin Viereck August 5, 1916 May 13, 2006 , was an American poet and political thinker, as well as a professor of history at Mount Holyoke College for five decades.Viereck was born in New York, the son of George Sylvester Viereck He received his B.A summa cum laude in history in 1937 from Harvard University He then specialized in European history, receiving his M.A in 1939 and his Ph.D in 1942 in history, again from Harvard.Viereck was prolific in his writing, publishing much since 1938 He was a respected poet, who published numerous poetry collections In addition, a number of his poems were first published in Poetry Magazine His collection of poetry, Terror and Decorum, won the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry Author of Metapolitics 1941 and Archer in the marrow, c1984 Biog resource center Contemp authors , Oct 7, 2005 Peter Robert Edwin Viereck b Aug 5, 1916, New York, N.Y Harvard University, Ph D 1942 William R Kenan Chair of History, Mount Holyoke College, 1979 Biog resource center Contemp authors , May 17, 2006 Peter Robert Edwin Viereck b Aug 5, 1916, New York, N.Y Harvard University, Ph D 1942 William R Kenan Chair of History, Mount Holyoke College, 1979 New York times WWW site, May 19, 2006 Peter Viereck Peter Robert Edwin Viereck b Aug 5, 1916, Manhattan d Saturday May 13, 2006 , South Hadley, Mass aged 89 noted historian, Pulitzer Prize winning poet, and founder of the mid 20th century American conservative movement who later denounced what he saw as its late 20th century excesses LC database, May 19, 2006 b hdg Viereck, Peter Robert Edwin, 1916 usage Peter Viereck predominant form , Peter Robert Edwin Viereck

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    1. Viereck is one of those guys that I always forget how much fun he is while still being exceptionally insightful until I m actually reading him He s one of those authors that I just want to grab people randomly on the street and shake them while shouting why aren t you reading Peter Viereck He reminds us forcibly, when necessary that there is real evil in the world, and that it is the duty of all civilized peoples to resist it will all our might Not necessarily with force of arms, but with force [...]


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